We are like vultures

Most of us in our society exhibit
traits of vultures. We start
hovering and crowding around
individuls we think are lost, weak,
or dying. We try to check by
provocations, then one of us will
take a tiny bite and dive back,
others would follow suit. If the
victim ignores and does not take
steps and keep lying they all
would fall upon him dis-entrail
him. No wonder that, not only
members of majority communiy,
but even linguistic marginals
within our community or
otherwise, without a big group –
like you won’t venture into a
jungle or desert alöne – dread to
live in Muslim dominated areas in
Delhi, not to speak of other
smaller minorities like Christians,
Parsis, Bahais. They are well
organised in net works of
kinships ever ready to indulge
and over-power the victims. Apart
from these community elders,
leaders and Muslim media are
ever ready to drown and supress
any conscientious voice from
within and confuse the world. I
will chronicle their machination
separately

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Superior Courts can now order C.B.I probe

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A five judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of Supreme Court K.G Balakrishnan dismissing an Appeal filed by Government of West Bengal in Midnapore massacre case, ruled that superior courts can order CBI probe into a case without the consent of a state government using their sound descretion despite Law and Order being in the State List and mandatory provisions in Special Police Establishment Act. The Bench evoked powers granted by Article 32 and 226 of Constitution of India which obligates superior courts to protect fundamental rights of citizens. Bench:C.J, K.G Balakrishnan, justices R.V Ravindran, D.K. Jain, P Sathasenam, J.B Panchal. Attorney General: Goolam Vahanvati.

Open personal vindictiveness brings Supreme Court under public reproach

Justice Ajit Prakash Shah

Welcoming a judgement

Elevation of one of India’s finest justices Mr. Ajit Prakash Shah blocked buy Supreme Court of India Justice Mr. Kapadia actuated by personal vendetta – over my dead body attitude – over an old tiff they had when the two were on Mumbai Bench. With chances of alternate absorption in Law Commission also becoming dim on the face of the fact that Justice Kapadia is slated to become the next Chief Justice of India and his unforgiving and open vindictive attitude towards Mr. Shah, Mr. Shah has opted to work for the handicapped in Prakash Amte’s ashram in Maharashtra. Justice Shah is credited with many underdogs and marginalized friendly judgments, the latest one this week where he ruled homeless dwellers living in huts on Govt.lands cannot be uprooted without being provided alternative accommodations. He is also credited with decriminalization of same gender sexuality. The attitude and naked vindictiveness and unjust attitude of Justice Kabadia has brought the highest court under reproach of common man. I have always known Justice Shah as Man of Heart, not because of his judgments of which I have never been a follower for want of time but because in his every address I happen to be an audience he touched my heart. Without fail in every speech he motivated we lawyers towards generosity, charity, social activism and social work. In the law day function this year he set a term with our bar that the function should feature an oath ceremony. He administered an oath on moral rectitude and respect to law, constitution and professional ethics.

The marooned boy

Children like these have created millionaires and lakhs of white collar jobs

Children like these have created millionaires and lakhs of white color jobs

It is six month now. I was walking towards Batla House bus-stand on my way to court. I was about 7 minute walk away from the bus stop when a small whirlpool of commotion erupted, about 20 yards or so ahead. People around the place suddenly standing in attention, their faces turned towards the focal point of incident, where a narrow street branched off towards Azim Dairy.

By the time I reached the spot a small circle of score of persons had converged around. I thought somebody had met with an accident.

A small boy dark skin, in an oversize shirt, and under-size pant, lay writhing, twisting and turning, caked in dust as if in a spasmodic attack of epilepsy.

After sometime they hauled him onto a wooden cot lying near by.

A little distance way a shopkeeper was narrating to a group of acquaintances as to what had happened.

“They were two of them, young fellows – stopped their bike over there”. He pointed to a spot across the street.” Came over here – one of them held the boy another one rained blows on him- violently -very violently.”

In the meanwhile the boy climbed down and sulked in his haunches, badly nauseating wanting to vomit. He changed places several times and finally settled near the cane juice shop dazed and listless. A young help splashed his face with water. The duo seemed to be in the know of each other.

After much gentle persuasion the young help gave in after much reluctance. The two youths who had wounded the boy were sound of the victim’s previous employer, who would not pay him wages and would abuse and beat him all the time- would allow him only two hours sleep. The boy was only able to have his dinner around 1.00-2.00 A.M after fixing everything in the shop and would wake him up at the call of Azan.
As I left the place, the boy seemed to have recovered a little. He sat alone, lonely abandoned and marooned, gazing at something in air.

The Mullah and the innocent thief

As I descended the last stairs in its open cemented compound, facing the main gate, I was instinctively drawn towards the spot where a motley crowd of around 100 faithfuls had gathered around a person wearing loose blue shirt, red threads tied around his wrist. The man was terrified and was making weird gestures. He was the same man who distributed free Urdu News paper: ” Aftab-e hind” to the faithfuls every Friday. I too had collected the newspaper from him a number of timesin the past. “pickpocket”, “thief” such words bandied in the crowd. The cloud dissipated. The Mullaji – one of the maulanas and caretakers, a young man in his 30 had beckoned the poor man from inside the mosque compound. He refused his biddings. The Mullah had sprinted towards him. He made a bid to flee in panic. He was caught. As Mullaji grappled with him he laid himself flat on the sidewalk. The faithfuls coming out of the mosque after offering friday prayer lifted into the compound holding his hand and feet and without giving a second thoughtbeat him up. That was the end of the matter with him.”Your manner of beckoning him must have been intimidating that made him panicky, given he is a poor fellow and belonging to another community.” I said angrily.The Mullahji retorted : ” The same treatment would have been meted out to you if you had behaved like him””I would have thrashed you if you had done so with me” I said.”you’d have known if it had only happened.” replied mullaji dirisively.Some lawyers from our court who had come to the mosque to offer Friday prayer approached the site and asked me to leave the place because they were afraid about my safety.As I was leaving the mosque the mullahji passed highly derogatory and provocative comments. He also was making fun of my weak frail and poor dress to the accompaniment of laughter of the crowd of faithfuls there and additions and polishing up of taunts.This happened day before yesterday on Friday the 24th June 2009 at grand Jamiat mosque situated at I.T.O New Delhi.Remorseless Mullaji.